Strengthen nutrition laws to fight Non-Communicable Diseases – African Business

Download logoMembers of Parliament have been urged to strengthen legal and regulatory measures to promote healthy diets in order to prevent the risks of

Samalie Namukose, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Nutrition at the Ministry of Health has courted legislators to speed up the passing of laws and policies related to food and nutrition in order to curb the consumption of unhealthy foods.

This was during the opening day of the four-day Uganda Parliamentary Nutrition Week on Monday, 14 March 2022 at Parliament. The workshop running from 14 to 17 March 2022 is organised by the Uganda Parliamentary Alliance on Food and Nutrition Security in partnership with Centre for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT).

“As parliamentarians, you have a role to play to ensure that we pass these legislations and policies related to food and nutrition. We have the Food and Drug Act which has stalled for a very long time and because it has lagged behind, it is affecting implementation and enforcement of some of the regulations,” Namukose said.

Read More »